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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Glaciers Melt & Mountains Smoke by Joe Moore is the last book of the Santa Claus trilogy. North Pole is slowly melting and joining the Arctic Ocean due to declining nature and the warm environment. Santa realizes that the lives of the villagers there are in danger. He wants to find a new village for them to live. The book contains stories about Santa and Mrs. Claus, their reindeer, elves, and the people living around them. The book also has real stories which date back many years. It is an insightful book the opens readers' eyes.
The book addresses the global warming dangers faced by the universe in general. The underlying theme of that, coupled with the story of Santa and the villagers of the North Pole, makes it an interesting read. I was keen to find out whether Santa would be able to find a new home for the North Pole villagers while I was reading. The starkness and chill of the North Pole is captured beautifully. I liked the concept of writing a book from the viewpoint of Santa and Mrs. Claus. That is something really novel and unique.
The language is very elegant. The descriptions of the North Pole and the related events are picturesque and they lend a sort of surrealist feel to the story. It is a book that also gives a general awareness to readers about the calamities that are going to happen to us due to global warming.